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Jan 19 11:59

What do you need to know about your VPN service: Is it really safe?

Unfortunately, not all popular VPN services provide anonymity.

VPN is, in a sense, a tunnel through which encrypted data is transmitted. Your ISP does not have the ability to see which sites you visit, what you type in, etc. Also, the site you are visiting receives not your real IP address, but the VPN server address. It would seem that there is nothing to worry about. In fact, it's not like that.

Currently, commercial providers offer the following VPN protocols:

PPTP is used most widely, fast, easy to configure, but is considered "least secure" compared to the rest.

L2TP + IPSec. L2TP provides “transportation”, and IPSec is responsible for encryption. This bundle has stronger encryption than PPTP. It does not have most vulnerabilities that PPTP has. It also provides message integrity and each party authentication.

Jan 18 08:31

Betsy DeVos Bans ‘Toxic’ Common Core Program

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has banned Common Core from being taught in U.S. schools after the Obama-era program was found to dumb down American kids.

In a speech Wednesday at an American Enterprise Institute conference, Devos announced that Common Core would no longer be permitted to be taught to children in America.

Prior to her announcement, some schools had already taken it upon themselves to dump the Common Core program, which saw significant improvements in test results afterwards.

One school in Florida, Mason Classical Academy, soared to the number one position in the State’s top schools list, just months of dumping the controversial method of teaching.

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Jan 15 10:21

Prof Releases 'Checklist' To Determine If You Support White Supremacy

Do you get "angry" when colleagues berate you about "understanding your own white privilege?"

Well then, you might be a white supremacist, at least according to professor Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, who teaches English at Linfield College in Oregon.

Jan 15 09:20

Nearly 40% Of Student Loan Borrowers To Default By 2023

Cumulative default rates among student borrowers continue to rise between 12 and 20 years after initial entry, and according to a recent Brookings study suggests that nearly 40% may default on their student loans by 2023.

Jan 14 18:16

The WAR on WHITEY: Schools and colleges are now teaching children to believe that being born white makes you a bad person

Parents of school-age children in Wisconsin are making their grievances known about the latest onslaught of racist curriculum to creep into the state’s public “education” system. According to reports, eighth-graders in West Bend, a northwest suburb of Milwaukee, are apparently now being taught that they’re bad people if their skin color is white, or if their families have two parents of the opposite sex who are still married.

Jan 12 07:27

America's schools ‘profoundly unequal’: Study

America's schools are “profoundly unequal,” with low-income, minority students ending up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a new report by the US government.

The US Commission on Civil Rights released the report on Thursday, urging Congress to take “bold action” to address inequitable funding in the country’s public school system.

“Although the United States Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that public education is a right that should be available to all on equal terms, the longstanding and persistent reality is that vast funding inequities in our state public education systems render the education available to millions of American public school students profoundly unequal,” the report states.

Jan 08 12:21

Iran's Primary Schools Can No Longer Teach English

To be fair -- neither can the U.S. school system.

Jan 08 08:14

6th-grade curriculum teaching gun control is based on motiveless Las Vegas massacre and has some parents concerned

Sixth-grade curriculum posted on JuniorScolastic.com titled Guns in America: The tragedy in Las Vegas has reignited the debate over America’s gun laws is disturbing, to say the least.

Jan 07 10:40

'African Studies' Exam Blasts Trump As Bigot, Touts Hillary As Unifier

The final exam for one California State University-Northridge class left students with little doubt as to their professor’s opinion of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The online final for African Studies 161, “American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective,” taught by Professor Karin Stanford, asked students about both 2016 presidential nominees in similarly formatted questions, both of which included an “all of the above” option.

“Donald Trump frequently made statements of an _____ nature throughout this presidential campaign,” one question asked, offering students answer choices of “anti-Mexican,” “anti-Muslim,” “anti-woman,” and “all of the above.”

Jan 07 10:25

Student Debt Slavery II: Time to Level the Playing Field

The lending business is heavily stacked against student borrowers. Bigger players can borrow for almost nothing, and if their investments don’t work out, they can put their corporate shells through bankruptcy and walk away. Not so with students. Their loan rates are high and if they cannot pay, their debts are not normally dischargeable in bankruptcy. Rather, the debts compound and can dog them for life, compromising not only their own futures but the economy itself.

Jan 05 08:57

‘White Genocide’ Professor Claims NYU Has Hired Him as a Visiting Scholar

Controversial former professor George Ciccariello-Maher, who recently resigned from Drexel University, claims that New York University has hired him. NYU confirmed his status as a visiting scholar but states it is an “unpaid appointment.”

Ciccariello-Maher, known best for his “All I want for Christmas is White Genocide” tweet, which he claimed was an attempt to poke fun at the paranoid fantasy that the left wants to decrease the amount of white Americans, recently stepped down from his position at Drexel University. Towards the end of his tenure at Drexel, Ciccariello-Maher was relegated to teaching online courses, as the university was concerned for his safety when he was on campus.

Jan 04 08:38

Legislation Seeks to Ban Campus Free Speech ‘Zones’ and ‘Codes’

Kurtz explained the Goldwater bill in an interview with Breitbart News:

We’ve put out what I think is the most comprehensive and toughest bill on campus free speech. What this bill does is ban so-called “free speech codes,” and “free speech zones,” as it also discourages administrators from disinviting controversial speakers who have already been invited by students and faculty members. That’s what most of the other model bills do. But, what the Goldwater model adds to all that is insistence on punishment for students who shout down visiting speakers, or rip down posters for the talk that a speaker is going to give, or in any way interfere with the free speech rights of others.

Jan 01 08:29

10 Ways America Is Falling Behind

Jan 01 06:12

Reflections on Palestine after experiencing it first hand

This is a very interesting video of a guy was curious about all the controversy regarding Israel and Palestine, and so he went to visit it for himself.

Dec 30 09:31

Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers On The Backs Of The Young

Higher education has been financialized, transformed from a public service into a lucrative cash cow for private investors.

Dec 29 16:31

FANTASTIC IDEA | Harvard MD/PHD Launches New Conservative College, And It's ONLY $9,000 Per Year…

Full details here. It will be located in Boston and begin classes in 2018.

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Dec 28 08:49

Student Debt Slavery: Bankrolling Financiers on the Backs of the Young

Higher education has been financialized, transformed from a public service into a lucrative cash cow for private investors.

The advantages of slavery by debt over “chattel” slavery – ownership of humans as a property right – were set out in an infamous document called the Hazard Circular, reportedly circulated by British banking interests among their American banking counterparts during the American Civil War. It read in part:

Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power and chattel slavery destroyed. This, I and my European friends are glad of, for slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of the laborers, while the European plan, led by England, is that capital shall control labor by controlling wages.

Dec 23 10:49

Prof: Academic rigor reinforces 'power and privilege'

A Purdue University engineering professor recently lamented the emphasis on academic "rigor," calling it a “dirty deed” that upholds “white male heterosexual privilege.”

Donna Riley calls for doing away with the notion of academic rigor entirely, suggesting that higher education pursue "other ways of knowing" in order to "build a community for inclusive and holistic engineering education."

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These kids are not going to be prepared to work in the real world when they graduate.

Dec 21 16:24

Bah Humbug: Holiday cheer banned from Minnesota college over 'inclusivity'

The folks in a University of Minnesota department may be getting a lump of coal in their stockings this year for some Holiday guidelines given to students in the name of “inclusivity.”

Becket, a nonprofit law firm that defends religious liberty, awarded the university’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences “Respecting Religious Diversity” event as this year’s lowest (dis)honor, the 2017 Ebenezer Award, for the most ridiculous affront to the Christmas and Hanukkah season.

The event deemed Christmas trees, Menorahs, and the colors red and green and silver and blue as “inappropriate” for college campuses during the holiday season.

Dec 21 09:51

Baptist Woman Sues Louisiana Public School District over ‘Religious Indoctrination’

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed suit against a school district in Louisiana on behalf of a professing Christian mother who is unhappy that teachers, principals and others in the district have promoted Christianity during school hours and at school events.

“Since enrolling two of her daughters in the Webster Parish School District more than 12 years ago, Plaintiff Christy Cole has become increasingly alarmed by the pervasive religious indoctrination to which students in the district are subject,” the suit reads.

One of her daughters has since graduated and the other is still in high school.

“Christy Cole believes her daughter and all students should be able to attend public school without exposure to government-sponsored religious practices and messages, and without harassment for their religious beliefs,” the complaint explains.

Dec 19 16:09

University teaches white employees how to overcome the ‘discomfort’ of being white

A two-day professional development conference held recently at the University of Michigan included a training session that aimed to help white employees deal with their “whiteness” so they could become better equipped to fight for social justice causes, according to organizers.

Dec 19 09:17

Harvard to punish students who join single-gender social clubs on campus

Being in a fraternity or a sorority in college can be a lot of fun – just make sure you don’t join one if you want a leadership position at Harvard University.

In the latest installment of the political left’s ongoing obsession with everything relating to gender and diversity, Harvard University officially announced earlier this week that students who choose to participate in an unorganized single-gender social organization (USGSO), such as a fraternity or a sorority, are forbidden from serving in leadership roles on campus.

Dec 18 15:06

Lacking any real job skills, broke millennials are now donating blood plasma as a routine source of income

Being a millennial is tough, even though they are by and large considered to be a rather sheltered generation.

Dec 18 09:56

Why I Quit Teaching

Dec 16 08:07

Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year Is A Word Nobody Actually Uses

Data collected by editors at Oxford Dictionaries revealed a huge increase in usage of the word in 2017 compared to 2016. The U.K. election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May in early June is believed to have caused a spike in usage. The U.K. saw a huge turnout of young voters hoping to make an impact as they rallied behind Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Their collective actions were dubbed by the Guardian and other publications as a "Youthquake."

Dec 15 16:52

Jingle Bells is Racist - Boston University proffessor

Kyna Hamill claims, calling it a: Boastful display of the unbridled behavior of the male body.

Dec 15 11:25

The Dumbing Down of America – By Design

The most obvious example of how Americans have been dumbed down is through this nation’s failed public education system. At one time not that long ago America reigned supreme as a leading model for the rest of the world providing the best quality free public K-12 education system on the planet. But over the last many decades while much of the rest of the world has been passing us by, it seems an insidious federal agenda has been implemented to condition and brainwash a population of mindless, robotic citizenry that simply does what it’s told, and of course the brainwashing commences early in America’s schools.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do marketing for a living; and it is frightening to listen to people who may well have a high school education, and diploma, but appear to have learned nothing from it, during the time they were in school.

I was very lucky to have come from a very ordinary middle class background, but the importance of language, critical thinking, and education, were very strongly impressed upon me.

Parents today need to embrace those values, because it is not just the schools which have the responsibility to teach our young; it is definitely the parents as well.

My brother and sister-in-law were very smart about how they raised their two girls; there was a lot of focus on homework, and accomplishing their tasks. And when my sister-in-law went back for her Masters in nursing, all three would gather around the dining room table to study.

Both young women now have excellent careers, and are very accomplished sweet, whole, self-realized adults.

Dec 15 07:22

Primary Schools Told to ‘Celebrate’ Transgender People, Block Complaints Which ‘Interfere’ With LGBT Agenda

Primary schools should stock books and learning resources which “celebrate” transgender people, according to new Government-backed guidelines aimed at fighting prejudice.
Guidance released Wednesday by the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) — which represents nearly 30,000 school leaders, most of whom are primary heads — instructs schools to “ensure the visibility” of transgender perspectives in the classroom.

The document was specifically drawn up to advise schools on how best to make transgender staff, “students”, and pupils with transgender parents “feel positively represented in lesson content and welcomed in the school environment”.

“Primary school leaders may want to ensure books featuring trans parents or celebrating gender identity and difference are included in the curriculum,” states the guidance, which is expected to be rolled out at primaries across the UK.

Dec 14 14:52

Teachers Federation recognizes 15 genders

: Can millennial's name them?

Dec 13 08:08

Criticism after Danish school cancels Christmas to avoid ‘preaching’ to non-Christian children

Parents of local children, education officials and leading Danish politicians have criticized a primary school after it chose to cancel the traditional Christmas service, due to the presence of students of immigrant backgrounds.

"We took the decision because we have children who are not Protestant,” Marianne Vederso Schmidt, the head of Gribskolen in Graested, a town of fewer than 5,000 people in eastern Denmark, wrote in an intranet posting earlier this month.

Schmidt noted that the decision may have been overdue, as the education law forbids preaching “and it must be left to the individual families whether they want to privately attend a service.”

Dec 12 10:29

COLLEGES USE 'THERAPY LLAMAS' TO CONSOLE STUDENTS DURING FINALS

In order to help combat high levels of stress and anxiety in their students during finals week, many colleges and universities across the United States are turning to “therapy llamas.” Students at the University of South Florida (USF) were treated to the furry pets on November 28 during “Paws & Relax,” an event sponsored by the school’s Center for Student Well-Being, a “collaborative effort of six health and wellness related departments on campus,” as per the organization’s Facebook page.

Dec 12 08:54

House Republicans have a little-known plan to raise taxes on teachers by $2 billion

All in, Richardson estimates she spent $500 of her own money on her students last year. She says it's worth it — her voice lights up talking about “her kids” and all their “aha moments,” many of which come when she deviates from the textbook.

But what has also been helpful is that she's able to deduct $250 off her taxable income for the extras she buys for her classroom, a small help that Congress created in 2002 for teachers who “go above and beyond.”

Now, the educator expense deduction has become a sticking point in the GOP tax debate, with the House and Senate taking it in two wildly different directions.

The House GOP tax bill would scrap that educator deduction entirely.

Dec 10 09:17

Union Urges Gay Teachers to Come Out in the Classroom, Teach LGBT Experiences

A headteachers’ union will tell schools to be more supportive of LGBT teachers who want to reveal their sexual identity in the classroom as it would make children better “citizens of the world”.

Dec 08 08:37

Parents Mobilize to Halt Rule Allowing K-12 Children to ‘Self-Identify’ Gender and Race

Parents and family groups have succeeded in putting a halt to a proposed rule in Delaware that would have allowed children in grades K-12 to self-identify as a gender or race without the consent of their parents.

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Dec 07 16:28

Underpayment Of International Students And Backpackers Commonplace In Australia

A recent study by the Migrant Worker Justice Initiative (MWJI) confirms that the exploitation of temporary migrants working in Australia by their employers is widespread, endemic and severe.

Dec 06 06:49

California Is Being Sued Because So Few Of Their Public School Children Can Read

At one elementary school in California, 96 percent of the students are not proficient in either English or math. How is that even possible? Unfortunately, the more the federal government gets involved in education, the worse it seems to get. At one time the United States had the greatest system of public education on the entire planet, but these days we only seem to make headlines when news comes out about how poorly we are doing. This has been a hot button issue for me for a long time, but even I was surprised when I learned that the state of California is actually being sued because so few of their public school children can read.

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This is one reason why I predict that corporations will take the cash from their tax cuts and invest it in other countries with more skilled labor pools.

Dec 04 10:35

Trust in media grows under Trump, amid partisan split: survey

Good example of Faux news.

Washington (AFP) - Americans' overall trust in the news media has increased since the election of Donald Trump despite a rise in those who believe the president's claims of "fake news," a survey showed Monday.
The survey prepared for the Poynter Institute found a sharp partisan divide on the media, with Republicans and Trump supporters skeptical about news organizations and others more confident.

Dec 01 19:46

Poop Map of San Francisco

This map outlines poop danger areas in San Francisco.

Why Is There So Much Human Shit on the Streets?
By Noah Sanders

There are more than 10,000 people living on the streets at any given time in our fair City by the Bay. San Francisco must be scrambling hand over foot to provide at least some semblance of a plan for their very apparent human needs. Right? Wrong. I reached out to Jennifer Friedenbach, the executive director of San Francisco’s Coalition on Homelessness over the phone, and she laid out the overarching cause of our defecation dilemma.

https://thebolditalic.com/why-is-there-so-much-human-shit-on-the-stree...

www.sfchronicle.com/archive/item/A-decade-of-homelessness-Thousands-in...

Dec 01 09:15

EVERGREEN STATE’S STUDENT NEWSPAPER INCLUDES NO-WHITES-ALLOWED OPINION SECTION

The student newspaper at Evergreen State College has a section in its opinion pages described as “for people of color by people of color.”

“This should be a place where we can be us without it being overshadowed by the dark cloud that is living under white supremacy and having to see things from a white perspective. This is why when we do cover these issues it will be in the context and from the perspective of POC and POC only,” according to the section’s editors as they reintroduced it to readers in September.

The anonymous column, known as “POC Talk,” debuted in the bi-weekly Cooper Point Journal last year and returned this fall to the newspaper’s pages following racial unrest that erupted at the public university this past spring.

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I really fear for these kids, if, when they graduate, they are not seeing themselves through the lense of self-empowerment and competency, rather than exclusion.

The whole issue of seeing "microagressions" in everything people around them are doing, is not going to get them very far in a job interview, and that is just the cold, hard reality of this world; perpetual victimhood is not something employers look for, and will shun it like the plague in potential job candidates.

Nov 29 09:09

Hardcore Porn At School? Calls For Sex Education To Get More Graphic

The internet has given teenagers access to so much porn, fetish and experimental sex that schools may have to get a lot more graphic when addressing classes, a study has found.

Nov 28 17:46

Hardcore Porn At School? Calls For Sex Education To Get More Graphic

The internet has given teenagers access to so much porn, fetish and experimental sex that schools may have to get a lot more graphic when addressing classes, a study has found.

Teenagers are becoming more adventurous and are moving away from ‘traditional’ intercourse, according to researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine(LSHTM) and University College London. By monitoring sexual habits, the team found the number of 16-24s moving away from traditional sexual intercourse had doubled. Access to porn online was blamed as one of the problems.

Nov 28 08:26

‘Draconian’ Education Act Would See Local Authorities Policing Homeschoolers

A proposed amendment to the UK’s Education Act would see local authorities “monitor” the “educational, physical, and emotional development” of children who are being taught at home, in plans deemed “draconian” by homeschooling parents.

Nov 26 17:59

1,000 job openings, some paying $100k or more - and no takers.

You probably know the products Ingersoll Rand manufactures, such as Trane air conditioners and Club Car golf carts, even if you didn’t know the parent company’s name. The Irish conglomerate with its North American headquarters in Davidson has grown to about 2,000 local employees since planting its roots in the quaint Lake Norman town in the mid 1970s.

The problem? The company has about 1,000 open jobs that it’s having trouble filling.

The main cause of that is the so-called skills gap, CEO Michael Lamach said in a recent interview at the company’s headquarters. The term refers to a shortage of workers with the necessary technical skills to handle machinery, perform service on the equipment and use advanced technology, among other functions.

Nov 24 15:22

LISTEN: Leftist Profs Berate Teacher For Showing Jordan Peterson Debate In Class

Two neo-Marxist professors at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada were recorded berating a young female teaching assistant for showing her first-year communications students a debate where professor Jordan Peterson argued against the use of non-gendered pronouns.

Teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd can be heard breaking down into tears as her supervising professor Nathan Rambukkan and another professor, Herbert Pimlott, accuse her of having created a "toxic" and "problematic" environment which constitutes violence against transgendered students.

Nov 23 10:39

Mother Charged For Putting Recorder In Daughter’s Backpack To Stop Bullying

By Aaron Kesel

In an insane story, the mother of a Norfolk, Virginia student is facing charges for putting a recorder in her daughter’s backpack to capture bullying, WAVY reported.

“I tried to be fair, but it’s not fair,” Sarah Sims said. “There is nothing fair about this.”...

Nov 23 04:44

"OUT OF CONTROL GENOCIDE" IN BALTIMORE, RESIDENTS SUPPORT MARTIAL LAW

While in Baltimore City, Maryland, death and despair are a few things that are plentiful as the region descends into chaos. Deindustrialization coupled with depopulation started in the 1960s stripping the city of economic wealth. Many don’t want to admit, the city is shrinking as their looking glass is clouded with Kevin Plank’s gentrification narrative.

Wealth inequality in the area is some of the widest in the United States with more than 100,000 African Americans with zero dollars to their name, according to JPM. Baltimore is a skeleton of what it once was many decades ago when it had its industries.

Now, 46,800 homes are vacant– almost 16% of the housing stock as citizens are either leaving the area or being pushed into multi-family complexes by the city. Neighborhoods are rotting away as the local economy crumbles giving way to a surge in homicides. Baltimore is on track for the worse year ever with a homicide rate the highest in the United States.

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This is thoroughly insane; how was this ever allowed to get this bad?!?

Nov 22 09:56

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO PAY $3 MILLION FOR INVASIVE SEARCHES OF 850 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

It's been barely a month since news came to us of the Worth County (GA) Sheriff's Department's search of an entire school's worth of high school students. Over 800 students were searched without a warrant, subjected to invasive pat downs that included breasts and genitals by Sheriff Jeff Hobby and his deputies.
Sheriff Hobby thought there might be drugs in the school, but despite the search of hundreds of students and the use of drug dogs, no drugs were found. A class action lawsuit [PDF] alleging multiple rights violations brought by some of the students was filed in June. In October, Sheriff Hobby and two of his deputies were indicted for sexual battery and false imprisonment.

In a surprisingly quick turnaround, there's already talk of a settlement, as Susan Hogan reports for the Washington Post.

On Tuesday, a legal advocacy group, the Southern Center for Human Rights, said a proposed $3 million settlement had been reached in the lawsuit, pending a judge’s approval.

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Were I a parent of a kid who had suffered through one of these invasive procedures, with absolutely no warrant, I would pull my kid out of that school so fast that it would make the principal's head spin, and either put them into a private school or home school them.

Ever notice that when elements of the government declare "war" on something, it makes the problem worse?!?

Our country's alleged "war on drugs" is, essentially, a war on those drugs the government is not, itself, "pushing".

Look at the massive growth of the heroin trade, courtesy of a burgeoning opium poppy crop coming out of Afghanistan, with US soldiers actually protecting the poppy fields.


Images: US soldiers protecting opium poppy fields in Afghanistan

The little country of Portugal called it right in decriminalizing small amounts of drugs for personal use, and advocating counseling to those using; the numbers speak for themselves:

14 Years after Portugal Decriminalised All Drugs: Here's what's happening

Of course in this country, pigs will discover they are aerodynamic before something as civilized, intellitgent, and humane happens; there is far too much money to be made by the cartels; corrupt politicians; corrupt private prison corporations, who love the laws just as they are; and the banks which still routinely launder the drug money.

Nov 22 09:20

45 Pennsylvania Teachers Quit Due to Violent Students: 'I've Been Kicked, Punched, Hit & Scratched'

At least 45 teachers have quit their jobs in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania due to constant attacks by violent students, including first graders.

Nov 21 11:39

'I have been hit, kicked and restrained from behind - by FIRST-GRADERS': At least 45 Pennsylvania teachers resign in just three months due to student violence and those that remain are 'begging' for help from school board

Dozens of teachers have quit their jobs in Pennsylvania's capital city amid a wave of violence from students as early as the first grade, it has emerged.
The Harrisburg Education Association (HEA) said that at least 45 teachers resigned between July and October, and more have followed since. Those who remain are now demanding more help from administrators.
'I have been kicked, punched, hit, scratched. I've had a student physically restraining me in front of my other students,' first-grade teacher Amanda Shaeffer told board members, according to Penn Live.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF, in fact, these charges are true (and I would tend to believe they are), where the hell are the parents of these children, and why do they believe that their kids' behaviour is acceptable, for a second?!?

Why has this bullying of teachers (and most probably other kids) become the "new normal" in America's schools?!?

Nov 21 08:30

Social Justice Warriors Attack Classic Steve Martin SNL Skit as Racist

It looks like the social justice warriors are angry at Steve Martin again, this time for a classic skit he was part of for Saturday Night Live … nearly 40 years ago.

Martin released a song in 1978 called ‘King Tut’ and performed a rendition during a live performance for the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday Night Live.

The tune was a hit, with the comedian’s homage to the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun selling over 1 million copies, even reaching number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Why? Because it was a silly, funny song, when, accompanied by the physical comedy of Martin, was an absolute blast for audiences at the time.

Students attending Reed College in Portland, Oregon, however, saw the SNL skit and became immediately triggered. Martin had, in their eyes, engaged in ‘cultural appropriation.’

Nov 21 08:17

SCHOOLS ARE BANNING BEST FRIENDS TO PROTECT STUDENTS’ FEELINGS

Members of the royal family aren’t often told what they can and can’t do. But just a few days into his first year of school, 4-year-old Prince George already faces a mandate: No best friends allowed. Thomas’s Battersea, the school George attends, bans kids from having best friends,Marie Claire reports. Instead, teachers encourage all students to form bonds with one another to avoid creating feelings of exclusions among those without best friends.

Nov 20 11:11

Mismanagement, Fraud And Worker Abuse At Charter Schools Are Driving School Staff To Unionize

Nearly 30 years ago, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Albert Shanker gave a speech at the National Press Club in which he outlined his pedagogical ideal: Small, independently managed schools that championed innovation and served as “educational laboratories.”

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